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Tributes paid to woman who died in M5 crash

Joanne has been described as a loving mother, wife, sister, auntie and nanny. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

The family of a woman who died in a collision on the M5 has paid tribute to her.

Joanne Jennings, 45, from Highbridge, died in the crash near junction 25 for Taunton, which happened at about 8.30am on Thursday, 13 September.

Joanne was a loving mother, wife, sister, auntie and nanny.

She was always filled with joy and happiness, laughing and smiling as she went about her day.

She will be sadly missed by family and friends and has a place in many people’s hearts.”

– Joanne Jennings' Family


Ambulance service left note criticising their parking while on call

Credit: South Western Ambulance Service

A disgruntled member of the public left a note on an ambulance criticising them for blocking an entrance.

The note was placed on the windscreen of the emergency vehicle in Bath, telling them they could have moved forward "10 yards".

South Western Ambulance Service tweeted the picture after paramedics attended a "serious incident".

They said they tried their hardest not to block people, but added it was not always possible to park in the most convenient place.

Our crew received this note while attending a serious incident in Bath this week. We try hard not to block people in as we know it can be frustrating. In an emergency every second counts and it's not always possible to park in the most convenient places. Thanks for understanding.

– South Western Ambulance Service

The note received mixed comments on social media with many claiming the writer "should be ashamed".

Other however agreed, saying, "a tiny little bit of thought would have prevented this".

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